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El Sicario, Room 164 Reviews

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January 4, 2012
The stories are horrific, if laced with Tarantino-style humor.
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Alison Willmore
AV Club
December 29, 2011
El Sicario: Room 164 is an almost laughably simple, aggressively drab-looking film, but it packs a wallop.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
December 28, 2011
Rosi avoids all embellishments, such as re-creating some of the crimes. A wise choice, since the hit man's narration is compelling and frightening on its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
December 27, 2011
Finally less compelling for its random details of multiple brutalities than for its chilling portrait of a country irretrievably rotting from within.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
December 27, 2011
The film's sparse, almost banal presentation is a virtue, for to boldface the horrors under discussion would only trivialize or sensationalize them, as the Mexican murder magazines do.
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
December 20, 2011
Despite his repentance, you sense that this lost soul will be confessing his sins for all eternity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5